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Principals discuss test results at workshop

By Jaime Thomas Following a regular business meeting on Monday, the Granville Board of Education held a more casual discussion. Though the public was invited to attend and share their ideas with the board, few community members showed. The focus of the forum was recently-released state test scores for grades three through eight on which […]

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Sheriffs run ‘active shooter drill’ in Granville

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By Jaime Thomas A dozen special responders piled inside Mary J. Tanner school on Monday and began methodically checking to see that every door was locked and the hallways were clear. Their goal: to find and debilitate an active shooter and then de-escalate a hostage situation. The SERT (Sheriff Emergency Response Team,) armed and dressed […]

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Students receive dictionaries

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The entire third-grade class at Mary J. Tanner happily flipped through brand new dictionaries Friday morning. In keeping with and eight or nine-year tradition, the Granville Rotary Club purchased and handed out these books to all the third-graders. “We want to promote kids’ reading, and it’s a very valuable tool to have,” Rotarian Bob Meldrum […]

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District smooths out bus kinks

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By Bill Toscano Nine days into the school year, Granville’s school bus issues appear to have been resolved. John Steves, the district’s transportation supervisor, told the school board Sept. 10 that there had been some serious issues with the buses arriving late, especially in the afternoon. Since then, according to both Steves and Diane Dumas, […]

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Changes welcome students

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The usual start-of-school jitters may be even more intense than usual next week, as the Granville schools open the year with new principals in two schools, a new director of special education, a new chief information officer and a second-year principal at the high school. Add to that the addition of new state regulations for […]

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Head of MJT new, yet unfamiliar

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By Bill Toscano   It will be a year of unusual change at Mary J. Tanner School. All of the school’s teachers, from pre-kindergarten through second grade are back, but long-time principal Kristie Gijanto has retired and has been replaced by Diane Dumas, who was previously principal at Granville Elementary. Dumas has brought along the […]

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Granville Elementary welcomes new leader

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By Bill Toscano   One of the most successful programs at Granville Elementary School with Diane Dumas as principal was the school’s Positive Behavior Intervention System, which focuses on rewarding students when they are “caught” following the rules. That’s not going to change under the new principal, Jane O’Shea, who is a certified PBIS trainer. […]

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School heads agree to new deal

The six administrators in the Granville School District will receive a 6.5 percent pay increase over the next three years, but will pay more of their insurance costs and will lose some stipends as a result of a contract approved by the Board of Education Monday night. Diane Dumas, president of the Granville Administrators’ Association […]

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Fewer changes for new school year

The start of the school year in Granville will be unique in some respects in 2011 as relatively little will change (for a change). Major additions have been completed for the three buildings in the school district from Mary J. Tanner to Granville Elementary School to the junior senior high school. The gymnasium floor is […]

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Rotary Club presents dictionaries to third graders

Rotary keeps up tradition with presentation to third graders   It’s not every day kids get excited over a book. Granville’s third graders celebrated their return to Granville Elementary with the Granville Rotary Thursday, March 10 as the service organization continued its long-standing tradition and presented each of the students with a new dictionary. Each […]

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ReMIND, ReWIND – Sizzling rom-cons

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Do you ice her? Do you marry her? What should a con with a devil-may-care, devoted dame do? By Robert […]

Teacher’s union president weighs in on school budget

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To the editor: Last week, the final reduction in force notifications for Granville Central School went out, and three teachers […]

Obituary: Daniel B. Roberts

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On Saturday May 23 2020, Daniel B. Roberts, 69 of Granville, NY lost his battle with Alzheimer’s Disease, a disease […]

Obituary: Warren A. McFarren

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Granville, NY – Warren Anthony McFarren passed away on May 24, 2020. Warren was born on December 10, 1936 in […]

Obituary: Francis George Norton

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Whitehall-Francis George Norton, 80, of Lafayette Street passed away on May 31, 2020, at the Rutland Regional Medical Center, with […]

Supervisors change county budget officer

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By PJ Ferguson This morning’s special Washington County Board of Supervisors meeting was wrapped in under 10 minutes, however, with […]

Obituary: Gladys M. Monger

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West Pawlet, VT – Gladys Monger, 90 years old, passed away on May 25, 2020. She was born in Granville, […]

Obituary: Ruth A. Beckett

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Ruth A. Beckett, 93, went to be with the Lord on May 21, 2020. She is survived by a daughter, Joan […]

State budget shortfalls will have minimal impact on village, town

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By Matthew Saari While public schools across the state sweat and ponder how much state money they will receive for […]

Canal to open – but not here, Lock 12 shut down till August

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By PJ Ferguson The New York State Canal Corporation is targeting to open all locks along the Champlain Canal on […]

Boat memorial restored

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By PJ Ferguson Members of American Legion Post 83 helped to rebuild the boat memorial that stands on the corner […]

Tax deadline extended for village residents

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By Matthew Saari Residents of the village of Granville will have an additional three weeks to submit their annual property […]

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